Harvard Medical School Publishes Buyer's Guide to Herbs and Supplements
MA, 22 January 2004
Source: Harvard Health Publications
extensive selection of herbs and supplements on the market can make
the decision about which onesif anyto purchase difficult.
Based on the best available scientific evidence, Harvard Medical
School's Buyer's Guide to Herbs and Supplements provides readers
with an understanding of dietary supplements, offers ways to interpret
label claims, and supplies details about 52 herbs and supplements.
special report helps readers become informed shoppers. Here are
steps to take when considering a purchase:
the label to learn the ingredients in the product.
up the ingredients using Buyer's Guide to Herbs and Supplements
or other reliable medical references.
for standardized brands tested for quality and purity by third-party
products studied in human clinical trials.
for fillers or additives on the label to ensure that you aren't
allergic to any of the ingredients.
serving size, percent daily value, and expiration date.
with products from reputable manufacturers that you trust.
alert for any reactions or side effects.
with your doctor and your pharmacist about your condition and
possible interactions before starting an herbal therapy.
Guide to Herbs and Supplements also provides extensive information
on 52 popular herbs and supplements, including possible side effects
and interactions, safety precautions, and dosage information. Additionally,
each herb or supplement is given an herbal report card rating its
effectiveness in treating various conditions.
Guide to Herbs and Supplements is available from Harvard Health
Publications (visit www.health.harvard.edu
for more information).
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